Out on Its Own by broads22 in Tripadvisor.com
Want a change from samey tasting curries and tired ingredients? Here's the place!They
are very proud to be different and represent the southern Indian province of Kerala.
Many of the items on the menu are unfamiliar, at least in name, and there's a heavy
emphasis on seafood. But the friendly staff will guide you to something that you
will enjoy.We started with chayakkadas, which are essentially different styles of
popadums and similar served with slices of fried banana. The pickles served with
it are freshly made and nothing short of tremendous. Arguably worth the £4.49 price
We shared a mixed sea food platter. Another superb dish with crab in its shell,
the most delicious squid and 'fish cutlet' - we'd probably call it a fish cake.
Definitely worth the £8.89 because of the skillful preparation and quality ingredients.My
missus wanted a fish dish for main course but something not too spicey and the waiter
picked out 'meen proichatu', which is a marinated sea bass stuffed with prawns and
chutney, served with spicey potatoes and lemon rice. The fish was just delicious
- tender, succulent and loaded with flavour. One of the more pricey items on the
menu at £12.49, but worth every penny.
I opted for 'cheera erachi', which is lamb and spinach curry. Another carefully
prepared dish with very tender meat and loads of interesting flavours.And instead
of nan or similar, try a dosa - it's something of a signature dish from south India,
and it's expertly prepared here. The place itself, on a Saturday, was full with
a lively atmosphere - hard to believe there's an economic crisis. The decor is simple
with lots of wood and traditional artefacts, and the bright lighting helps to create
an enjoyable ambience. The service was friendly and efficient - a 10% service charge
is added to the bill., no complaints there.
All in all we paid £70 which included a couple of aperitifs and a decent bottle
of wine.Out on its own Want a change from samey tasting curries and tired ingredients?
Here's the place! They are very proud to be different broads22 on tripadvisor.com.
Kerala Food - The Best Asian Cuisine by tommy007 on trustedplaces.com
We have tried a Kerala restaurant called Kayal in Leicester. We think it is great
and the best Asian cuisine we ever had. We recomend anyone to Kayal at 153 Granby
street, also we heard that they have another Kayal in Nottingham.
Kayal: Southern Indian Cuisine
This restaurant opened August 2007, got rave reviews and still seems to be jam packed
every night, including the cold damp Tuesday evening we ate there. The food is from
the 'backwaters of Kerala, which means there is quite a lot more fish seafood options
on the menu than in the run-of the-mill Indian restaurants. This time we went for
a choice of ... 3 course veggie, some amazing fried bananas(boli), and mutton stew
with'appam bread. It was all excellent, great value and the service was very friendly.
The wine we ordered was not available so they gave us a more expensive bottle for
the same price and instead of having to share the rice dessert they brought us an
extra for free Virtualtourist.com.
The Only authentic Indian in Nottingham
We tried Kayal few times over last six months and I should say, it is the only authentic
Indian restaurant in Nottingham. We go to all the restaurant especially the asian
ones very often. Kayal gives perfect interior, charming staff and excellent south
Indian food. I love their seafood dishes, especially the seabass, superb...also
if you want an authentic Thali, try it. The restaurant has a great standard and
quality when we compare the prices with few flashy Indian restaurants. We recomend
Kayal to everyone. Tripadvisor.com.
Unique in Nottingham
I have eaten at a huge number of Indian Restaurants in Nottingham and while many
are good this is unique for being so different. Beautifully cooked original dishes
with delicate and subtle flavours were presented by attentive and friendly staff.
Unlike Tom W we went late on Saturday and it was rammed. Great atmosphere though
Fantastic Experience all round
This is a fantastic authentic restaurant where you will not be disappointed by either
the food, service or enviroment. My partner and I have eated there several times
now and have been really impressed by the quality and flavour of the food, its so
fresh and interesting. Its a real change to the usual fayre in Nottingham Sarah
The quality of the food and service at Kayal is about as good as any I have experienced
- including Michelin-starred restaurants. I hope they never compromise after such
an auspicious start. As for the bill... I couldn't understand why they weren't charging
more. Great work - loved it.Paul M.
Great Quality food, great place
I am a south indian who went to the restaurant hoping for authentic food. I was
not disappointed with wonderful masala dosa and seafood dishes. Service was attenive
and excellent and most of all it was at a very reasonable cost compared to other
city centre restaurants. would definately go there again next time i am in Nottingham
We went to Kayal on the weekend and it was a great experience.The restaurant was
packed and many people could not get in! The food in Kayal is Excellent and we thought,
Kayal is the best Indian restaurant in Nottingham, with its quality of food and
the personalised service. Great place and we highly recomend Kayal.
We enjoied my birthday at Kayal. The food and staff are incredible. I have been
to Kerala few years ago and the food in Kayal restaurant is even better than in
Kerala. Wonderful atmosphere.We will be back. Kate Hacket Authentic taste. Good
service and lots of varieties. I missed their Onam special though, but whoever went
told me it was awesome.
I just heard from one of my friend in Leicester that Nottingham is going to have
a South Indian Restaurant - especially Kerala cusine and I am really thrilled to
hear that. I have travelled to India many times and I love Kerala food and culture.
So waiting for the new restaurant and I wish them all the success.
I came to know from a leaflet that Kerala Restaurant is going to come to Nottingham,
which can save my time since I used to travel to London to enjoy the wonderful cuisine.
Nixon All the best for the new South Indian Restaurant. Dr. Madhavan - Birmingham.